Five great cafes near Sandbach

At Home Instead South Cheshire, we are blessed to sit amidst an array of market towns nestled in the beautiful Cheshire (bordering with Shropshire and Staffordshire)


At Home Instead South Cheshire, we are blessed to sit amidst an array of market towns nestled in the beautiful Cheshire (bordering with Shropshire and Staffordshire).

In between we have the industrial town of Crewe, famed for being home to Bentley Motors (and one time home to Rolls Royce). There’s also the world famous and historically important Crewerailway station, and of course the place we call home (where our office is located), the historic Market town of Nantwich.

It’s not quite unique, but the territory does encompass a mix of rural beauty and urban bustle. Our amazing Care Professionals are out and about each day caring for their clients, which often includes taking them outside of their homes to give them some social engagement in the local community, whether it’s at their local church group or community centre, or simply a visit to a local café.

As is typical amongst family members (as that’s what Home Instead is like), we share our experiences including great places to stop off for a lovely coffee or nice cuppa.  Here we’ve compiled a short list of cafes in and around Sandbach, which are favoured by our clients and Care Professionals. They’re listed below in no particular order.

Café on the square

Right in the heart of Sandbach, as the name suggests, this café is located at the town’s square and offers a fabulous menu of home-made food and cakes. There’s a fully plant-based menu for vegans.

The Café on the Square has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is dog friendly too. Perhaps the only drawback is that this is an extremely popular place and so it can be difficult to get a table. However, it’s worth the effort if you have to wait a little while.

There’s limited outdoor seating and it’s also possible to get your food to takeaway, so if it’s a nice day you can always find a nice spot to eat away from the square.

Address: 2 Market Square, Market Square, Sandbach CW11 1AT

Telephone: 01270 761729

Jenny’s Tea Shop

Some say that the food at Jenny’s Tea Shop is ‘must taste’ with its traditional British cuisine.  There’s a great menu ranging from sandwiches to a range of soups, and in between there are prawns.  The menu also includes fabulous gluten free options for those who require the option. There’s also a yummy range of cakes and scones, including a wonderful Victoria sponge cake!

The café also offers a wonderful array of teas and coffees – an essential to compliment those cakes.

The décor is as splendid as it is unique, which makes for a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. However, if you’d prefer to sample the goods but not sit in, something you might choose to do during the warmer months, there’s a takeaway option too, which is just perfect for those on the go.

Address: 42 Highstreet Sandbach, Sandbach, United Kingdom, CW11 1AN

Telephone: 01270 757702


If you’re looking for something more of a restaurant experience and favour Italian cuisine, then you can get a table with views of Sandbach Town Hall at Raffaele. There’s a great menu with pizzas, sandwiches and a wonderful signature Lasagne dish. There’s a takeaway option too.

Raffaele, offers Italian cuisine, using traditional recipes. There’s fresh pasta, pastry and cakes made daily along with a fabulous array of fresh barista coffee and Organic Italian Wine.

This is a place that offers a true taste of Italy, right in the heart of Cheshire.

There’s both indoor and outdoor seating and the friendly staff welcomes visitors into a warm and friendly atmosphere created by the lovely traditional decor. The service is friendly and efficient making it well worth the effort to visit.

Address:  6 Hightown, Sandbach CW11 1AB

Tel: 01270 763321

Raffaele Sanbach website

The Black Cat Coffee House

We could describe this café as the new kid on the block, as it opened as recently as 2021.

The Black Cat is a family-run coffee house with a difference, right in the heart of Sandbach.

The café specialises in homemade focaccia, paninis and baguettes, and a range of wonderful homemade cakes to go with their gorgeous coffee. The latter is roasted by Hasbean in Stafford, which has its roastery in Shropshire. The Black Cat’s ‘house blend’ of coffee is called Jabberwocky, which they say gives a great balance of sweetness and acidity. Its blend changes with the seasons and evolves throughout the year.

Milk is supplied from a local Cheshire dairy farm, which has 900 cows roaming freely withing the Cheshire farmland, meaning it’s wonderful high-quality, local produce.

There’s also a fantastic Mediterranean food menu on offer, including a range of fresh vegetables and meat dishes, and of course there’s a fantastic range of cakes and deserts, with a daily special. Vegan and gluten free options are available and prepared to order.

Address: 11 Welles Street, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1GT

Tel: 01270 747737

Black Cat Coffee House